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I've been looking into purchasing the Windows 8 upgrade (I know I'm a bit late to the game), however I don't have a credit card. The only person I knew in the area with a credit card and a couldn't get the "upgrade advisor" to accept his credit card number. So now I'm going to see if a friend over in Germany can fetch me a copy. My questions regarding this are:

1) How exactly does Microsoft provide you with the disc image? Do they give you a link to download from, or does the upgrade advisor download it then & there?
2) How do they provide you with the serial number? Is it sent via email to the address that is inputted, or is it given to you via some other method?
3) What language will the OS be in, considering it will be bought from Germany? I'd prefer it be in English, as I have barely any understanding of German.

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1. The ISO is downloaded through the upgrade advisor.
2. The serial number is shown to you in the upgrade advisor after purchasing Windows 8, and is also emailed to you.
3. I imagine it would be in German, but the serial number would still work with an English copy of Windows 8.

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[quote name='lcg' timestamp='1359507540' post='595489054']
1. The ISO is downloaded through the upgrade advisor.
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Well that will make things a bit more difficult. I don't know how that is going to get transferred over, considering the file size. Thought probably I could track down the upgrade ISO on a torrent and use that.

Thanks for the quick response though. :)

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[quote name='KRazpopov' timestamp='1359508206' post='595489060']
Well that will make things a bit more difficult. I don't know how that is going to get transferred over, considering the file size. Thought probably I could track down the upgrade ISO on a torrent and use that.

Thanks for the quick response though. :)
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You will get 3 options:

- install now
- burn ISO to DVD
- save to desktop to install later.

But not sure about in Germany, the options may be different. The options mentioned above are USA/English version which shown on my end when I bought a copy.

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[quote name='KRazpopov' timestamp='1359508206' post='595489060']
Well that will make things a bit more difficult. I don't know how that is going to get transferred over, considering the file size. Thought probably I could track down the upgrade ISO on a torrent and use that.

Thanks for the quick response though. :)
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The download size is about 2GB and it took me 15 minutes to download.

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